Clear Creek is the steepest commercially rafted river in Colorado. This translates to more rapids per mile. We have a fun beginner Sure Shot trip for $44 each and children $39 each. An exciting intermediate Blast trip for $54 each and a thrilling advanced Kamikaze trip for $74 each. Rafting trips take 3 hours from suit up to back into your own clothing. We supply the gear you just need swimwear for under the provided wet suit and tennis shoes.
DURING THE WEEKS OF JUNE 26th THROUGH JULY 7th WE CHANGE OUR WEEK DAY TRIP TIMES TO WEEKEND TIME FRAMES FOR SOME OF OUR TRIPS. PLEASE CHECK THE BOOKING CALENDAR FOR EXACT TRIP DETAILS.
Clear Creek River
The Clear Creek River, the steepest raftable river in Colorado, has an average gradient of 67 feet per mile, and over 100 feet per mile on the advanced sections of the stream. This translates to more rapids per mile. This steep, narrow and technical river winds through the historic mining valley of Idaho Springs. This relatively small stream offers trips for fun loving beginners, adventurous intermediate rafters and the adrenaline junkie. The river is open for rafting from May through July and some years August.
This area boasts beautiful mountain scenery, with an abundance of wildlife. You can see muskrat, beaver, deer, bighorn sheep, and even an occasional Eagle.
The first major gold strike in Colorado was on January 7, 1859, in Idaho Springs by George Jackson. The gold strike brought many miners to the area, all in search of gold. Today, many flock to Idaho Springs and the surrounding area for many recreational activities as Clear Creek County is 80% Public Lands or National Forrest.
All raft trips include use of wet suit, splash jacket, helmet, and a PFD. Booties are available for a $3 fee. A professional Guide is on each raft.
Sure–Shot – $44 Adults, $39 Child
Sure-Shot trips run Mid May to Mid August. Use the booking calendar to view exact dates.
Rafting on Clear Creek River’s mountain water is an experience that’s fun for the whole family. Get ready for some fun on our exciting ‘Sure Shot’ beginner-rafting trip. Begin with passing by the historic Charlie Taylor Water Wheel experiencing Class II rapids (ripples). While rafting through Historic Idaho Springs the Class III rapids of Castle Falls and Argo Holes test your newly developed rafting skills. Below town history and nature abound, with the occasional sighting of Retail Hawk, Deer, Fox, Bobcat, Lynx, Elk, and Bighorn Sheep. Dizzy Lizzy, Power Line, Mountain Lion, and Box prepare us for the grand finale of Mr. Twister! The perfect beginner – starting with Class II water so you can practice, and then the Class III rapids. There is a 50 pound minimum for rafting to insure proper fit of the life jacket. Allow 3 hours for the trip consisting of 6 miles on the river Class II and Class III rapids. Mile Hi Rafting supplies the gear. You will want swim wear for under the provided Wetsuit and your tennis shoes.Book Now
Blast (Intermediate Half Day) – $54 Adults
Blast trips run Mid May to Mid August. Use the booking calendar to view exact dates.
Perhaps you’ve already been there and done that, and are looking for something more. Most folks who paddle the Blast weren’t expecting some of Colorado’s most consistent whitewater, and come back for more! With five solid class IV rapids and more class three whitewater than we have space to mention, the Blast is the trip for active thrill seekers. If you are active in your daily life the ‘Blast’ is the trip for you. Allow 3 hours for the trip.
Minimum age 14.
Mile Hi supplies the gear. You will want swim wear for under the provided Wetsuit and your tennis shoes.Book Now
Kamikaze (Advanced Half Day) – $74 Adults
Kamikaze trips run Mid June to Late July. Use the booking calendar to view exact dates.
One of our former guests refers to this trip as “the best darn whitewater around!”, and after braving the rapids of the Kamikaze trip you’ll understand why. Add another two miles of continuous (and we aren’t kidding!) class IV whitewater onto the Blast and you have an adventure that will bring you back over and over. If you’re on your toes you might have time to enjoy the scenery of the Front Range before you dive into your next rapid. Kamikaze is for those with good physical conditioning and endurance. If you are active in your daily life and searching for an adventure the ‘Kamikaze’ is for you.
Allow 3 hours for the trip. Minimum age 14.Book Now
Ultimo (Advanced Full Day) – $99 Adults
Ultimo trips run Mid June to Late July. Use the booking calendar to view exact dates.
This is the most consistent whitewater available on the Front Range, and almost the state. If action is what you are after then this is for you. We start off at our office on the banks of Clear Creek above the town of Lawson. Begin your day reveling in all the excitement of the Kamikaze, and then enjoy a tasty lunch prepared on the spot by your guides. Continuing downstream, please digest your lunch before plunging into the awesome class IV rapids of the Lower Canyon, including Ejector, Double Knife, Deep Hell, and Terminator, just to name a few. An adventure for the brave of heart! Be prepared for a workout.The Ultimo is for those with good physical conditioning and endurance. If you are active in your daily life and searching for a thrilling adventure the ‘Ultimo’ awaits you. 6-61/2 hours; 20 miles on the river; class II, III, IV rapids.
Minimum age 14.Book Now
Evening Rafting Trips
Mile Hi Rafting is happy to continue our tradition of running evening trips to accommodate those wishing to fill their whitewater itch, but have jobs during the daytime hours. Our evening trips start after 5:00pm, with your choice of the Sure-Shot or Blast at the same great price as our daytime trips. So grab a buddy, co-worker, or the whole office and come on up for some whitewater fun after work. This trip can only be offered when we can insure we are off the river before darkness. These trips are available a couple of weeks prior to summer solstice and a couple weeks after.
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You can cancel or change your trip up to 72 hours prior. If you cancel prior to 72 hours you will be refunded minus a booking fee of 5%. If you cancel within 72 hours you will receive a 50% refund. The day of your adventure you will be charged for everyone reserved as reserved. All participants must sign a liability waiver.
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